Corsair Neutron NX500 800GB review: new NVMe from the USA

Corsair is trying to compete with the Samsung 960 Pro


Iometer: Fileserver / Databaseserver simulation (mixed workloads)

Even though we are testing a consumer SSD, for completeness' sake we also ran the file server and database server simulation workloads, in order to obtain a comprehensive impression of the drives' performance. The chart below shows the results for queue depth 32. Please refer to the test procedure page for a description of these tests.

In the fileserver test the NX500 manages to perform well, but not well enough to beat the 960 Pro. In the database test the NX500 performs worse and ends up at pretty much the same level of the Zotac P3400. 

Fileserver workload

The Fileserver workload consists of 80% read- and 20% write commands.

Database workload

The database workload consists of 67% read- and 33% write commands with a base blocksize of 8 KB.


two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

Corsair Neutron NX500 400GB

SSD, 400 GB, PCI-Express 3.0 x4, Phison PS5007, PCIe x4 add-in card

Specifications Prices


Avg. £278.97
1 shop, 1x stock

Corsair Neutron NX500 800GB

SSD, 800 GB, 2 GB, PCI-Express 3.0 x4, Phison PS5007, 3000 MB/s, 2400 MB/s, PCIe x4 add-in card

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices


Avg. £613.98
3 shops, 3x stock

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